How To Find Your GRIT - Lessons I Learned from Mount Everest

How To Find Your GRIT - Lessons I Learned from Mount Everest

Do you have the GRIT it takes to stand on top of the world!?

Often we avoid taking the next step due to fear, lack of confidence or even running out of energy. Could you imagine if I ran out of energy at the top of Mount Everest!  I am here to give you the tools you need to find what you are made of, become aware of the steps you are not taking and how to work on being brave and to keep moving on! 

Did you know... All of the training I did to climb Mount Everest were all my own workouts! The BURN App gives you daily workouts that are designed to get you ready to crush any mountain of fear you may have! By showing up to move your body, you will reach your peak! Join The BURN By Rebecca App Now!

What is GRIT?

What's Holding You Back?!

Do you feel like you’re doing all the things: reading all the books, listening to all the podcasts, following all the pages but you’re not seeing results? Here are some crucial things that could be holding you back...

  • You need a mentor
  • You MUST have community
  • You are getting down on yourself
  • You can't do all the things at once
  • You need effective goal setting strategies

7 Tips For Overcoming Set Backs

  1. Eliminate BlameWhen you put the blame on someone else, you don't take 100% responsibility for what you've done. Without fully accepting responsibility, you can't move forward from it. Eliminate that blame because it has nothing to do with anyone else. It's all part of the process.

  2. It's not a setback, it's a learning experienceYou want to take value from it. Don't worry about frustrating setbacks-it's all part of the journey. You hit a wall-you fall down. You hit another wall - you wobble. You hit another wall - you flinch. Until finally you hit a wall and it doesn't even affect you. Don't think about it as' ' it's disappointing” or “I'm going backwards” it's actually okay, it's a great learning experience! The more mistakes that you make the more you're going to learn and the more are going to grow.

  3. Build up your strength for bigger things - Use it as motivation! If something derails you and makes you feel like you can't do it - use it as motivation and the driving force to keep pushing you to move on to bigger and better things.

  4. Time for growth - Sometimes life will let you know that you might not be ready for this next step by testing you with a setback. This setback isn't telling you that you won't be able to overcome it, it's just letting you know that you're not ready— but to keep on working for it. When the time is right and you're ready to move forward, you will fly through the situation without any problems.

  5. Always turn into a positiveBe solution oriented rather than problem oriented. Whenever something happens, just be the fastest person to solve the problem rather than complaining about the situation- turn it into a positive! Always, ALWAYS, turn it into a positive!

  6. What can you change to be more successful?Rather than thinking “it's never going to happen” and other negative thoughts, just reflect and think, "how do I need to grow in order to make this next step successful or get through this setback?" It's not a setback -it's just a stepping stone!

  7. Universe is testing you - A setback is just the universe testing you to see how much you really want it. If you really want it, you're never going to quit, you're just going to keep on going.

Lessons From Summing Mount Everest

There are SO many lessons I have learned from Mount Everest! I could literally go on and on. I have stories for days and I cannot wait for the documentary to come out! Here are 5 lessons that you can apply to multiple areas of your life.

  1. Find Your Pace: If you do something at your own pace, you are going at a speed comfortable for you. Finding your rhythm is important in anything you do. We all know the feeling once we get into our groove! There are periods in life, just like on the summit, where you have to speed up a bit or slow down and take a detour, but it should always come back to finding your pace. What pace works for you to get you to where you want to go? What pace can you maintain long term to reach your goals?
  2. Be A Team Player: Contribution and participation is what will change the game for you. When you put more in, you will get more out. If you're in a group environment and you play full out, your experience is going to be way more positive than just sitting back. With our team, I made sure I was always checking in asking them how they slept, how they were feeling. I wanted to always be positive and bring that good energy to the group.
  3. Always Keep Moving: Starting, stopping and starting over is not only a waste of time, but it can be very discouraging when trying to reach your goals. After you find your pace, you have to KEEP MOVING! I've talked a lot about feeling stuck, and it's not that you are actually stuck, it's that you've stopped! So you have to keep moving!
  4. Trust The Process: You've got to trust the process. Now, there were times on the mountain where my guide got frustrated with me, I got frustrated with my guide, but at the end of the day, I had never been there before! I didn't know the weather windows, I didn't know when we were supposed to go to the next camp, but I sure did have my opinion about it!! It ties right into the personal development I am always talking about! Don't take advice from someone you wouldn't trade places with! How many times are you listening to someone who is telling you bad advice and then not listening to the person who has the experience and been there before?
  5. Don't Worry About What's Not: So many times we focus on what's going to go wrong, what could happen and forget to live in the moment. There was not one time that I was worried about dying on Everest, I was never worried about the weather. There were a few times I heard an avalanche, which was a bit scary. But, the majority of the time I was focused on getting to the next camp, the view of where we were sleeping, what's for dinner. I was never worried about what's not happening.

Proper Nutrition & Personal Training

Proper nutrition paired with personal training is a great way to get in shape. Understanding what you need to eat, how much you need to work out, your daily routine, is a good starting point to reaching your goals. So, where do you begin?

  • Keep a food diary. Logging everything you eat in a day will allow you to see what you eat, how much you eat and even how you feel afterwards.

  • Portion out your food. Palm size for protein, fist for carbohydrates and handful for vegetables.

  • Eat the right foods. Focus on minimally processed foods. Consume lean protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber and healthy fats.

  • Limit your alcohol. Alcohol is empty calories. These calories are converted into fat much faster.

  • Find out what works for you. Don’t do workouts you don't like! Find something enjoyable and it will be easier to stick with.

  • Build activity into your daily routine.

Some of these are definitely easier said than done. To implement these successfully, all you have to do is be CONSISTENT! Little changes that happen over time lead to BIG results!

Looking for more information on protein, carbs and all things nutrition?! Head on over to my Nutrition Blog Page to learn all about why you need calories, tips for eating out and how to control sweets cravings! 


Using these tools in your daily life will get you to your goals faster by FINDING YOUR GRIT. Whether you apply them to your job, your relationships or your workouts, you will be able to find out what is holding you back, how to overcome that and how to keep moving. Always, take that next step no matter how big or small!



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September 22, 2022

I think I need some life coaching advice from you, Rebecca!